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About Gurgeh

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    2019 Lincoln Nautilus

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  1. 2016 was the first year of the current MKX/Nautilus model. As with any redesign there will always be some initial issues, and the MKX had some in early production 2016 units. But it has been an very reliable vehicle from about mid-2016 model year on through the current Nautilus refresh. I would recommend a late-year 2016. Be sure it has Sync 3, not MyLincolnTouch for its infotainment and you should be fine.
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    Transmission shift between 2nd and 3rd

    Here's an Automotive News story on the two transmissions. https://www.autonews.com/article/20180423/OEM01/180429934/no-thanks-ford-says-to-9-speed-offered-by-gm
  3. Gurgeh

    Transmission shift between 2nd and 3rd

    Sounds like there is good news. I called my Lincoln dealer today to set up my first service appointment and talked to the service manager. He said that they were just informed that there was a fix for this known issue and that he would be sure that it is done when my car is in for servicing. My guess is that it's a software update.
  4. Hmm... I thought that one click on the fob gave you perimeter only and two clicks (that produces the beep) gave you all alarmed.
  5. Gurgeh


    What akirby said. Could possibly be as late as 2022 for 2023 model year, but probably the year earlier. One thing to note if you think you'll be in the market for a battery electric vehicle, is that Ford and Lincoln also plan to have out for 2023 model year a fully electric mid-sized crossover about the size, they say, of the Edge/Nautilus. This vehicle will be larger than the more compact "Mustang-inspired" performance crossover likely to come out next year (and all indications are that it will be a Ford-exclusive product).
  6. CGC

    Proud owner of a used 2007 Lincoln MKX! I love it! Slowly upgrading things. Like the cd changer doesn't work so I want tp upgrade my radio to one that also has bluetooth.


  7. Gurgeh

    Transmission shift between 2nd and 3rd

    I bought mine in February, and I've noticed the exact same thing, but only when starting off and the engine isn't fully warmed up. I'll be sure to have it checked out when I take it in for my next servicing.
  8. Gurgeh

    2020 Naautulis

    Joehio, Congratulations! You'll enjoy the AWD/2.7tt combo and absolutely love the adaptive cruise with lane centering during highway driving. I've taken two long road trips so far and adaptive cruse/lane centering transforms the experience.
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    New member from Arizona

    Welcome! That sweet 2.7 twin turbo V6 paired to AWD is what makes the Nautilus (and before it, the MKX) really stand out from the competition. I got my 2.7 AWD in February, and am still looking for every excuse I can get to hit the road.
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    22 Way Ultra Seat Design

    I never liked the 22-way seats. Found their bottom seat bolsters too tall and uncomfortable. But the standard Nautilus seats, at least with the very soft Black Label leather, I find extremely comfortable. They did make very minor changes from the standard MKX seats. The bottom bolsters are now 1/4" shorter and I believe a bit narrower, giving both more flat seating area and less pushing up against your hips. I had test driven the MKX and decided against it because of the seats. I had placed a Range Rover Velar factory order but when the Nautilus came out I figured I'd give it one more test drive and found that, for me, those minor seat changes made all the difference. I canceled the Velar order and placed a Nautilus factory order instead. But there is nothing in a vehicle that is more subjective and particular to the individual than seating comfort.
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    Brand new - pre-owned 2017 MKX

    Congratulations! Did you get the 2.7 twin turbo engine or the 3.7 naturally aspirated one?
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    My final week as a Lincoln owner

    Walkabout, thanks. Seats are so particular to the individual (and, like you, they were a significant focus of my car search). For instance, I did like the XC60 seats. Oddly, I found the base seats in the lowest trim the most comfortable. When I was considering the Volvo I was looking at getting the lowest trim and then tarting it up with tons of options. I could get the equivalent of a higher trim at the same cost that way, but without the nice wood inlay. The RDX seats, however, just didn't work for me. I could never get them adjusted in a way that felt comfortable and my wife hated them. For someone else I'm sure they would have worked fine, as they did seem well made, well padded, and quite adjustable. And again for me, the change from the MKX to Nautilus seats, though the change was only minor, made a huge difference. But another difference was my decision to go Black Label. That made the leather used on the seats (and elsewhere in the interior) massively softer. Again, enjoy your new ride!
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    My final week as a Lincoln owner

    Congratulations, Walkabout. I think you'll enjoy the Volvo, as long as you are fine with a 4-cylinder. As you note, it is a bit smaller -- similar in size to the RDX and Q5. All three of those vehicles now only come in boosted 4s (except for the SQ5, which is a very different beast than the Q5). In size, Lincolns slot either a bit above those three with the Nautilus or a bit smaller with the MKC/Corsair. Sounds like you got a great price on the XC60, which otherwise would have priced similar to the Nautilus (and more than the Q5 or RDX). Hope to see you back again maybe with the Nautilus redesign in 3 years, if you are going for another lease. Happy motoring!
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    First road trip observations

    My around town gas mileage (I'm still in the break in period too) is often similar to Shoeguy's but I find it all depends on how I want to drive it. If I keep it in D mode and baby it like a church lady I get high teens. If I keep it in S mode and really enjoy the car's fantastic torque mid-teens is all I get. I finally found the perfect solution. I toggle to the power distribution graphic on the trip computer...
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    First road trip observations

    ...and just today I took my Nautilus for its first road trip, the three and a half hour drive from where I live in Maryland to the beach town of Chincoteague, VA. Finally got the chance to run the Naut's driver's assistance features through the paces. First off, it is a wonderfully comfortable vehicle -- smooth ride, great seats, very nice cockpit ergonomics. It also a spirited get up and go with nimble (for its size) and predictable handling. The thing that really shined was the adaptive cruise control (ACC). It is more of an advance from regular cruise control than cruise control is from traditional highway driving. I can't compare it to ACC systems used by other makers, as today was the first time I've used such a system. Once on the highway in reasonable traffic and you turn on the system there is pretty much no reason to turn it off or adjust it (unless the speed limit changes) until you arrive. With normal cruse control you are constantly fiddling it on and off or having to dial down cruise speeds as you approach slower traffic. With ACC as you approach slower traffic your car slows, keeping whatever following distance you have chosen, then speeds back up to your target speed as traffic picks up. But want to change lanes to get around the pokey driver ahead? Just turn on your left blinker and the car immediately speeds up allowing you to change lanes and get around him. There were no false positives. Never once did it fail to recognize a motorcycle or think a car in a lane next to me was actually ahead of me as the road curved. The lane centering feature works almost as well (a couple of times it got a little confused as a lane divided). But it is a lot less of a wow. It takes a good bit to get used to as well. You have to keep your hands on the wheel but let it do its think. I actually found it a little distracting, but I might just need more time to acclimate. When I drive home Monday I'll probably turn it off and just use lane keeping and see which I like better. One more thing. I really like how Lincoln has set up the steering wheel controls. Other cars I've had used controls on a dedicated steering column stalk, and while driving they are just so hard to see, figure out and use. The on/off for lane centering and the adjustment for following distance were particularly easy to use. Oh, and for the whole trip, including the first half hour on the DC beltway in congested, sometimes stop and go traffic, I averaged 29.2 mpg with the 2.7tt engine